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What’s the Point

What’s the Point

I had a client sign up for a board and train for their dog. No major behavior problems, just typical house manners stuff. At one of their lessons, we were working on recalls and towards the middle of the lesson, the client turned to me and asked me what’s the point? I...
Shhh! You talk too much

Shhh! You talk too much

Shhhh! You talk too much. I know a lot of use our dogs as a cheap therapist. I mean they listen, they can’t run away, and their soft and fuzzy. So how can you not constantly talk to them? But then the biggest complaint I receive is that my dog ignores me or doesn’t...
When to Stop, When to Go

When to Stop, When to Go

Dog ownership is sometimes like walking a tight-line. We allow our dogs to run around the house, the yard, and crate them when it’s time to be quiet. While you feel you’re meeting the needs of that said dog, it seems that you have made little progress on wearing your...
Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog

Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog

Not too long animal caretakers started looking for ways to alleviate stress and boredom for the wild animals left in their care. Many ideas proved to be successful in the zoo world that it trickled over to our household pets. So without further ado, for those long...
I got a pill for that

I got a pill for that

Seems like we live in a day age where every problem can be solved with a pill. Too many times I have pups coming into my care who have been on Prozac, Trazadone, or any other anti-anxiety medication for years. That’s right. YEARS. And the owners are wondering why...